• PackagingConnections Webinar on Sustainability in Packaging

    PackagingConnections Webinar on Sustainability in Packaging

    Gurugram, India, July 27, 2020 - PackagingConnections has started with a series of webinars during July’2020. After successfully completing the first one on “Introduction to PackagingConnections”, the company is coming up with a new paid webinar on an important topic SUSTAINABILITY. The company has completed the initial research on Sustainability in Packaging and is ready to present its findings to the packaging community. The webinar will cover the current practices, challenges, and ways forward. This webinar would also take its audience through many examples that are already implemented.

  • The Estée Lauder Companies Joins Pulpex Partner Consortium to Develop Prestige Beauty’s First Widely Recyclable Paper Bottle

    The Estée Lauder Companies Joins Pulpex Partner Consortium to Develop Prestige Beauty’s First Widely Recyclable Paper Bottle

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    The Estée Lauder Companies (NYSE: EL) today announced that it has joined the Pulpex partner consortium, becoming the consortium’s first prestige beauty company to support the development of a recyclable paper bottle made from responsibly sourced pulp.

    Pulpex is a first-of-its-kind technology that creates bottles from wood pulp using FSC-certified renewable feedstocks from responsibly managed forests. The new paper bottle is designed to be widely recyclable in standard waste streams and will support The Estée Lauder Companies’ efforts to reduce the environmental impact of its packaging across the lifecycle.

    As a member of the Pulpex partner consortium, The Estée Lauder Companies joins a group of leading consumer packaged goods (CPG) companies, including Diageo, Unilever, PepsiCo, GSK Consumer Healthcare and Castrol, committed to developing the innovative paper bottle packaging. The goal of the consortium is to help ensure that the Pulpex bottle is quickly scaled and widely adopted across multiple product categories. The Estée Lauder Companies is the consortium’s first prestige beauty partner, with the opportunity to scale the Pulpex paper bottling technology across its brand portfolio.

    Scaling of this technology will support The Estée Lauder Companies efforts in driving progress towards its global sustainable packaging goals including the company’s latest commitment to reduce the amount of virgin petroleum plastic in its packaging to 50% or less by the end of calendar year 2030. The company has also committed to use responsibly sourced paper products whenever possible, with a goal of achieving 100% FSC-certified forest-based fiber cartons and 75-100% recyclable, refillable, reusable, recycled or recoverable packaging by 2025.

    “Exploring alternative materials and more responsible concepts into our packaging design is a strategic imperative, but we know we can’t do it alone. Scaling innovation will be key to driving sustainable packaging solutions,” said Daniel Ramos, Senior Vice President, Global Packaging.  “At The Estée Lauder Companies, we’ve long understood the importance of partnership across industries in helping to drive meaningful change. Collaboration plays a significant role in achieving our ambition, and as part of the Pulpex consortium, we are proud to help advance solutions not only for our brands and consumers but also for the industry at large.”

    “Pulpex is fully committed to collaborating with partners across industries to create a more sustainable future,” said Scott Winston, CEO, Pulpex. “We are thrilled to partner with The Estée Lauder Companies as the first leader in beauty to join our consortium of leading companies working to create innovative packaging solutions that are better for both our consumers and the planet.”

  • Not a drop wasted – ReWork at milk processor Emmi

    Not a drop wasted – ReWork at milk processor Emmi

    With a turnover of around 3.7 billion Swiss francs, the tradition-rich company Emmi is the largest dairy processor in Switzerland. Emmi has always been aware of the accompanying responsibility for employees, society and the environment – and acts accordingly in a sustainable manner. One success story is the ReWork process at its Suhr location. Using a WEIMA PUEHLER G.300 ReWork draining press, overfilled or underfilled milk cartons are automatically opened and emptied in order to return the recovered milk to the production process. The result: an efficient resource cycle.

  • Essentra Packaging webinar series highlights solutions to regulatory challenges in clinical trials packaging

    Essentra Packaging webinar series highlights solutions to regulatory challenges in clinical trials packaging

    Essentra Packaging will host a free series of industry webinars to help packaging professionals find practical and effective solutions to the labelling of clinical trials, against the backdrop of complex regulatory change.

    Titled, ‘The implications on Clinical Trials labelling due to Annex VI changes and patientricity’ the first webinar in the series takes place on 2nd December at 15:00 GMT with interested parties invited to register online for the event.

  • Ardagh Glass Packaging reveals ‘Absolut Voices’  The latest limited edition Absolut vodka bottle with 80% recycled glass content

    Ardagh Glass Packaging reveals ‘Absolut Voices’ The latest limited edition Absolut vodka bottle with 80% recycled glass content

    The Product Design team at Ardagh Glass Packaging - Europe, worked closely with Absolut and design agency Brand Union to create the brand’s latest limited-edition bottle: ‘Absolut Voices’, which celebrates the wavemakers and trailblazers of the world and is reflected in the bottle’s ‘sound waves’ design.

    Elin Furelid, Global Head of Absolut Portfolio & Design, says:
     

  • Ardagh Group Publishes 2021 Sustainability Report

    Ardagh Group Publishes 2021 Sustainability Report

    New ambitious sustainability targets underline commitment to a circular economy

    Ardagh Group, a leading global supplier of infinitely recyclable metal and glass sustainable packaging solutions, has today published its new Sustainability Report 2021, which announces the launch of ambitious new long-term targets for Ardagh Metal Packaging and Ardagh Glass Packaging.

  • Industry-first virtual trials to begin on lightweighting glass bottles

    Industry-first virtual trials to begin on lightweighting glass bottles

    • Virtual trials on new coatings to significantly reduce the weight of glass bottles to start in January 2022, with anticipated product testing in summer 2022
    • Virtual trials reduce the risks and timescales of the development and testing process for glass strengthening and lightweighting
    • Reducing the weight of glass bottles reduces the raw materials and energy used in the glass melting process and reduces emissions in manufacture and transportation
    • If successful, significant lightweighting could be transformational for the glass industry on its journey to net zero
  • Flint Group Flexible Packaging launches new range of chlorine-free heat sealable coatings in Europe.

    Flint Group Flexible Packaging launches new range of chlorine-free heat sealable coatings in Europe.

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    Launched in support of its overall sustainability vision of ‘supporting packaging markets with responsibly built products and sustainable solutions designed for circular economies’, the new portfolio is designed for a wide range of film, paper and aluminium packaging applications and is based on a number of binder technologies ensuring suitability no matter what substrate is used.

    The chlorine-free heat sealable coating range meets all technical and regulatory requirements and provides a solution for the latest mono-material packaging structures designed for today’s recycling infrastructure.

    Stephen Butler, Product Manager for Flint Group Flexible Packaging in Europe, said: “Many brands and corporations are seeking to eliminate polyvinyl chloride from their packaging due to concerns about its impact on the recyclability of packs, as well as the environment. When PVC is mechanically recycled in today’s typical recycling stream, the high processing temperature can cause degradation of the resin into smaller chlorinated components, which can impact the quality of the resulting recyclate.

    “At Flint Group, we are committed to building products responsibly ensuring we do not use harmful substances and, wherever possible, utilise responsibly sourced materials to help drive a more sustainable future for our industry. This new range of chlorine-free heat sealable coatings is testament to that commitment.”

    Alongside the post-consumer packaging recycling advantages, NexisCode chlorine-free heat sealable coatings have a number of benefits. These include the possibility to heat-seal pack structures based on non-sealable mono-materials to achieve a reduction in total packaging weight and low thermal sealing properties enabling their use in temperature-sensitive packaging applications.

    The new range from Flint Group Flexible Packaging also offers printing process versatility. It is suitable for rotogravure, flexographic and coating applications and is available in both peelable and non-peelable formats for tear performance on a wide range of packaging substrates. Compliant with the European food contact material regulations, with some products being designed for direct food contact, the coatings range is defined as low migration due to its particular chemical composition.

    The launch includes an extensive range of solvent-based coatings sealable against soft and hard aluminium, as well as polyolefin and PET films, alongside a complete portfolio for paper packaging structures that are fully re-pulpable in a post-consumer recycling process.

    Stephen Butler concluded: “With our new range of NexisCode chlorine-free heat sealable coatings covering a broad range of flexible packaging and paper & board packaging applications, we enable our customers to achieve robust and sustainable heat sealing for almost any packaging application.”

  • Incredible! Girl Makes Dress With Recycled KFC Packaging, Fast Food Giant Reacts

    Incredible! Girl Makes Dress With Recycled KFC Packaging, Fast Food Giant Reacts

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    The one thing that you will find in abundance on the internet is creativity. From interesting ideas to unique fusion dishes, there's something new to be learned or be inspired from at every scroll on your social media feed. The concept of sustainable fashion is also increasingly gaining momentum these days. Bloggers and even citizens are trying to minimize waste and reuse their clothing in as many ways as possible, in order to do their bit for the planet. A fashion blogger has recently gone the extra mile to make her clothing as environment-friendly as possible. The girl created a dress made with recycled packaging from the popular fast-food chain Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC). Take a look:

    The pictures were posted on Twitter by user @NokuzothaNtuli, where they have received 12.5 likes and thousands of comments. "Decided to make this dress for KFC from recycled KFC packages to show how much of KFC super fans we are," she wrote in her tweet. In the pictures, we could see her posing with a frilly dress and a bucket of KFC food. A closer look revealed that the pleats of her dress were made with recycled packaging from KFC, with the iconic Colonel Sanders logo featuring prominently.

    Twitter users showered praise on the girl for the incredible dress designed using recycled KFC packaging. KFC South Africa also responded to her post, appreciating her effort. Take a look:

     

  • Marketing 101: Can You Judge A Product By Its Package?

    Marketing 101: Can You Judge A Product By Its Package?

    Packaging used to be taken for granted; it was considered nothing but a layer of protection for the product within and a means of getting it from point A to point B. Because there was no expectation from customers, manufacturers didn't pay much attention to branding, either.

    However, things have changed significantly since those days because product packaging now plays an essential role in the selling process.

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